See also: Botte, botté, and bøtte

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɔt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French bote, from Frankish *butt. See English boot.

NounEdit

botte f (plural bottes)

  1. boot (footwear)
  2. something resembling a boot
    la botte italiennethe Italian boot
    une botte à bièrea boot-shaped beer glass
  3. (figuratively) oppression
    Les Juifs ont grandement souffert sous la botte du régime nazi.The Jews suffered greatly under the oppression of the Nazi regime.
  4. (polytechnic jargon) the top of the class in polytechnic school
Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

botte

  1. inflection of botter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Middle Dutch bote (bundle of flax; tuft), akin to Middle Low German bōte (bundle of flax).

NounEdit

botte f (plural bottes)

  1. bunch, bundle (of flowers, vegetables)
  2. bundle, sheaf (of grain)
  3. bale (bundle of compressed wool or hay)
  4. (by extension) fodder or feed for small livestock
  5. a bundle of skeins
  6. bunch (large amount of something)
  7. (informal) sex, proposed to a woman by a man
    Je lui ai proposé la botte. En vain !I offered to have sex with her. No luck!
  8. bale (measurement of hay weighing 30-50 kg)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Italian botta from the verb bottare, itself a borrowing from French bouter.

NounEdit

botte f (plural bottes)

  1. (fencing) thrust

Etymology 4Edit

Probably borrowed from Old Occitan bota, from Latin buttis (bottle).

NounEdit

botte f (plural bottes)

  1. (nautical) ton, register ton (unit of a ship's capacity equal to 100 cubic feet)
  2. large barrel, cask
  3. (historical) a former unit of measure: about 230 kilograms; about 500 pounds
  4. (historical) a former unit of measure, varying with time and place: about 190 to 520 litres; about 50 to 140 US gallons

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin buttis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

botte f (plural botti)

  1. barrel
    Synonyms: barile, fusto, tinozza
  2. cask

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

botte f

  1. plural of botta

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bote, from Frankish *butt.

NounEdit

botte f (plural bottes)

  1. (Jersey) boot

Derived termsEdit